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IDRC funds research activities that are designed to directly benefit developing countries and their citizens. Our approach focuses on collaborative partnerships and projects proposed by research institutions and individuals. 
 
To build a critical mass of knowledge in our priority areas, we fund individual research projects as well as larger research programs in collaboration with other donors.
 
We mainly support developing-country researchers. There are opportunities, however, for joint research projects between developing-country institutions and Canadian or international researchers and institutions. Our Canadian Partnerships program also supports research and related activities at Canadian institutions.
 
We also offer fellowships and awards to both Canadian and developing-country graduate students.
 
For more information, click on the category below that applies to you:
 

Latest Results

Despite the success of research and development activities in integrating crop and livestock production, few West African communities are adopting these technologies. The challenge in promoting a mixed dairy and market garden farming system is...
Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilEcohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsWest African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnerships

Latest Results

An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...
Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilEcohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsWest African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnerships

Latest Results

​Effectively evaluating gender-focused programming is vital to improving the socio-economic status and well-being of women and to building gender equality. The Mulheres Mil program, meaning “a thousand strong women,” was a pilot project between the...
Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan Evaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilEcohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsWest African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnerships

Latest Results

From August 11-15, 2014, ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the world will convene in Montréal for the Ecohealth 2014 Conference. Ecohealth 2014 marks the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology and...
Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsWest African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnerships

Latest Results

The Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherche sur les Dynamiques Sociales et le Développement Local (LASDEL) was created in 2001 as a membership-based social science research laboratory. Its main focus is fostering empirical research on the public sphere...
Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilEcohealth Conferences: Events Highlights West African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnerships
Who Can Apply
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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